Byron Bay News
Byron Bay News
If this isn’t your first rodeo with a new family member you’ll know just how precious pre-baby time is to bond with your significant other (be they your partner or a close friend or family member helping you through the birth and beyond). Once your little one has made its grand entrance into the world, domestic duties are doubled, attention shifts and life becomes (wonderfully) chaotic.
Indulge in lazy beach walks, get dressed up for a nice lunch or dinner, and snuggle for a little longer each morning.
Lock yourself in for a day by the pool. Soak up the sun, read, nap and paddle every hour or two to keep your circulation flowing. This is a great time to catch up on all those birthing books gifted or recommended to you over the last few months.
We recommend: bookmarking nourishing recipes in The First Forty Days, debunking pregnancy myths with Expecting Better, then completely switching off from baby chat with anything by Sally Rooney, J. P. Pomare, or Kevin Kwan.
A prenatal massage should always be at the top of your babymoon to do list. In fact, if you have the ability, do book these in regularly after your first trimester you’ll reap the benefits of increased blood flow, release of tension and nerve pain and improved sleep quality.
Book in for a ‘Cumulus’ massage at Comma Spaces for a levitating experience that’ll see you floating all the way back to your hotel room.
Being pregnant knocks out a bunch of holiday activities. Fortunately, Byron has some wonderfully unique offerings worthy of writing home about. Sound Healing makes you want to melt into the floor with relaxation. We highly recommend attending Sound Healing Australia’s events held at SOMA’s famous dome space.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy, there’s a bevy of beautiful baby and children’s shops littered around town. Children of the Tribe, created by Byron local Emma McClean, is our go to for new born gifts. Located in the Habitat precinct this brand embodies free spirited little explorers from newborns to 12 year-olds. Around the corner is Kido which has everything from kids clothing, toys and books as well as a huge range of homewares to decorate the nursery. Both businesses keep a key eye on their supply chains and delivery methods to ensure your shopping footprint is as light on the earth as possible.
Pregnancy is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Yet when the baby comes many parents are taken aback by how sleep deprived they are during those early days. Rest and recharge with many an afternoon nap while you can, because once the baby comes you’ll very much miss the luxury of sleeping on your own watch.